phlebostasis

phlebostasis

 [flĕ-bos´tah-sis]
2. temporary sequestration of a portion of blood from the general circulation by compressing the veins of a limb.

phle·bos·ta·sis

(fle-bos'tă-sis),
1. Abnormally slow motion of blood in veins, usually with venous distention.
2. Treatment of congestive heart failure by compressing proximal veins of the extremities with tourniquets. Synonym(s): bloodless phlebotomy
Synonym(s): venostasis
[phlebo- + G. stasis, a standing still]

phlebostasis

(1) Venous stasis, see there.  
(2) The use of tourniquets to slow the blood flow to the heart in congestive heart failure; e.g., bloodless phlebotomy.

phleb·o·sta·sis

(flĕ-bos'tă-sis)
1. Abnormally slow motion of blood in veins, usually with venous distention.
2. Treatment of congestive heart failure by compressing proximal veins of the extremities with tourniquets.
Synonym(s): venostasis.
[phlebo- + G. stasis, a standing still]